Withstanding the Weather: Black Women Rethinking Dispassionate Objectivity

Christine Yao

University of British Columbia

Christine “Xine” Yao is SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia and will be Lecturer of American to 1900 at University College London. She holds her PhD in English from Cornell University and is currently working on her book manuscript about the racial, sexual, and cultural politics of unfeeling in nineteenth-century America. Her research and other scholarly writing appears or is forthcoming in J19, Occasion, Common-Place, Canadian Literature, and American Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Xine is Chair of the C19 Podcast Subcommittee and co-host of PhDivas, a podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide.


Christine “Xine” Yao (UBC) “In order to withstand the weather, we had to become stone,” says Audre Lorde on the need for black self-love. Taking Lorde’s stone with Sharpe’s weather, I read Black women’s texts... [ view full abstract ]


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P52 » Weathering the Weather: Environment and Antiblackness (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment A)

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